Students take the Accuplacer and CELSA placement exams at the Testing Services Center.

HESI A2 and HESI PN

Location: Testing & Student Success Services - TS3 Building

HESI A2 and HESI PN TESTING DAY AND TIMES
Test Monday-Thursday Friday 

HESI A2

Testing starts at 11:00 a.m.
Last test begins at 2:30 p.m.

All tests must be completed by 6:50 p.m.

Testing starts 9:00 a.m.
Last test begins at 12:00 p.m.

All tests must be completed by 4:20 p.m.

HESI PN

Testing starts at 11:00 a.m.
Last test begins at 2:30 p.m.

Tests must be completed by 6:50 p.m.

Testing starts 9:00 a.m.
Last test begins at 12:00 p.m.

Tests must be completed by 4:20 p.m.

HESI A2 HESI PN

The HESI A2 exam is the nursing program entrance exam. The HESI A2 exam is four-hour, computerized test covering math, reading comprehension, vocabulary, general knowledge and grammar. 
Scores are valid for two years.

Cost: $40, due day of testing.

Prepare for the HESI A2 Test

The HESI A2 study guide is available for purchase in the bookstore or online. Copies of the study guides are on reserve at the GCC Library.

These online guides and sample questions will help prepare you.

Download the HESI A2 test overview (.pdf) for more information.

For other test preparation go to HESI Testing and Remediation Training.

May I retest?

You may retake the HESI A2 test after 60 days. Up to two retests are permitted within one year from the date of the first test.

The HESI PN exam is for students applying for Blocks 3 and 4 of the nursing program. It is an untimed, computerized test designed to assess basic knowledge of practical nursing. (Allow about 1 hour to complete.)

LPN applicants and transfer applicants seeking admission into Block 3 or Block 4 must achieve a score of 850 or higher to qualify.

Scores are available immediately and are valid for 6 months.

Cost: $50, due day of testing. 

Prepare for the HESI PN Test

Any PN-NLCEX review book will help you prepare.

Download the HESI PN test overview (.pdf) for more information.

For other test preparation go to HESI Testing and Remediation Training.

May I retest?

You may retake the HESI PN test after waiting six months.

Where can I take the test?

First, visit the Testing & Student Success Services (TS3) Building on Main campus to check in and complete a form.

Take the completed form to the Cashiers Office (located inside the Enrollment Center building) to pay the exam fee. Once payment has been made, return to Testing Services and take your test.

Bring a current photo ID (GCC ID, high school ID, driver's license, passport or government/state issued ID).

I took my test. What happens now?

Attend a mandatory information session, and then meet with a nursing department academic advisor. Bring your printed test scores with you.

First, attend an Information Session (required)
Choose one:

GCC Main campus
Mondays, Life Science building
11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., room LS 273
4-6 p.m., room LS 108

GCC North campus
Tuesdays, Building D
3-5 p.m., room D 124

Second, meet with a nursing department advisor:
Bring your printed test scores with you.

GCC main campus
Thursdays, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Life Science building, 2nd Floor

GCC North campus
Wednesdays, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Building C.

Contact:

Building: Testing & Student Success Services (TS3)
Phone: (623) 845-3058
Fax: (623) 845-3346
Email: Testing.Services@gccaz.edu